Media headlines about Superior Energy Services (NYSE:SPN) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Superior Energy Services earned a news sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the oil and gas company an impact score of 48.0028847539687 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Shares of Superior Energy Services (SPN) traded up 5.07% on Friday, reaching $8.29. The company had a trading volume of 6,085,871 shares. The firm’s market capitalization is $1.27 billion. Superior Energy Services has a 52 week low of $7.66 and a 52 week high of $19.28. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $9.84 and its 200 day moving average price is $10.42.

Superior Energy Services (NYSE:SPN) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, October 23rd. The oil and gas company reported ($0.33) EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.32) by ($0.01). The company had revenue of $506.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $511.23 million. Superior Energy Services had a negative net margin of 24.59% and a negative return on equity of 26.18%. The firm’s revenue was up 55.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned ($0.73) earnings per share. On average, analysts expect that Superior Energy Services will post ($1.62) EPS for the current year.

SPN has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Loop Capital reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Superior Energy Services in a research note on Monday, July 3rd. BidaskClub upgraded Superior Energy Services from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 5th. Barclays PLC cut Superior Energy Services from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and decreased their price target for the company from $18.00 to $11.00 in a research note on Wednesday, July 12th. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $14.00 price target on shares of Superior Energy Services in a research note on Friday, July 14th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies set a $15.00 price target on Superior Energy Services and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 25th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. Superior Energy Services currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $13.82.

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